“Like a Fairytale” by lucycamui (AO3)
Pairing: Victor Nikiforov/Yuuri Katsuki (Yuri! On Ice)
Word Count: 73,412
Warnings: So sweet you’ll get a cavity.
In which Prince Victor gets swept off his feet at a royal banquet and will go to any length to find his ‘Cinderella’ Yuuri. (And Phichit is the fairy godmother who has no idea what he’s doing).
“The crown prince of the Nikiforov kingdom, infatuated with a mystery pastry chef he’s only just met. This is exactly the kind of scandalous love story my life has been missing… So, what’s he look like? What exactly is Prince Victor’s type?”
“Well, he does make pastries.”
I’d just come out of probably the worst day of my life, and I needed something, anything, to remind me that there were good things in the world.
Enter this fic.
This fic has the level of fluff that will leave you grinning, no matter how horrible your day has been, and it has the “awwwww” factor that only these two idiots in love can bring. The characters are well-written and consistent, the plot is simple but sweet, and the references to canon are abundant.
My favorite thing, though, it the image of Yuuri teaching Victor how to bake. I didn’t know I needed that level of domesticity in my Victuuri fics, but I’m hella glad it exists. Thank you, author, for giving me that moment of Victor and Yuuri wearing aprons. It fixed all the wrongs in this f**ked up world for a brief moment in time.
Read this if you ship Victuuri and love all things good and beautiful.